Internet Providers in Gladwyne, PA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Gladwyne, PA
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 10
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $59.49

Internet Access in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania

The average residence within the Gladwyne area has 2.51 Internet providers to choose from. This is a pretty normal amount of choice for the US, since the majority of Internet providers used to be cable TV or phone providers, and most addresses are equipped for one of each.

Verizon Fios is an second choice to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet), serving Gladwyne with a top download speed of 950 Mbps. Outside of consumer broadband, there are also 2 providers within the city with specialized enterprise-level subscriptions like T1. We list every provider with business packages on their site, but residential companies often have unlisted business plans as well.

The data on this page comes from FCC reports specific to the area. Coverage data is validated against privatized databases and direct provider reporting to create more useful results than governmental websites. Speed and pricing data is generated by manually collecting tens of thousands of data points every year.

Taking a look now at network technology installed across the area, we see that the most widespread hardwired broadband technology types are Fiber and Cable, with near one hundred percent and practically one hundred percent respectively. TV corporations are usually the source for cable Internet and Wifi service, seeing as they can re-purpose their existing coaxial TV wires — which have already been built out to homes in the area — to connect subscribers to the Internet. Gladwyne-area subscribers to cable service providers like XFINITY from Comcast usually select it due to the reasonably low pricing for workable speeds. (At least, compared to DSL.) Fiber infrastructure is built on newer Fiber-optical transmission lines, which are composed of tiny, thin glass or plastic strands that can transmit binary data as light. Largely thanks tothe prevalence of fiber, broadband download speeds within Gladwyne rank 58.92% above the state average in Pennsylvania. Some fiber connections switch to coaxial cables once in the "last mile." As a result, not all fiber connections offer "gigabit" performance.

Viasat Internet is the most common overall, covering near one hundred percent of Gladwyne residents. HughesNet, in contrast, is available to approximately close to one hundred percent of the population. The fastest download speed advertised for Viasat is up to 35 Mbps. HughesNet offers packages up to 25 Mbps. In general, any speed over 10 megabits per second is enough to stream lower-quality SD videos to devices on WiFi, but becomes problematic for multiple users or high-bandwidth applications such as video chat and etc. See the coverage map below to see broadband options at the census block level.



Gladwyne, PA

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Gladwyne, Pennsylvania

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania

  • Xfinity - Cable - 99.8% Availability in Gladwyne - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Gladwyne - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Gladwyne - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Gladwyne

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Gladwyne is the 333rd most connected city in Pennsylvania ahead of Narberth, Ardmore, Bryn Mawr, and Haverford, but behind Conshohocken.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 7,000 people in Montgomery County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 100% of people living in Gladwyne have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 100% of Gladwyne residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Montgomery County, approximately 8,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Gladwyne

Provider Type Coverage Speed
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 99.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 99.9%+ 987 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 94.5%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Gladwyne to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Gladwyne 327.9 Mbps 5 $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +87.5 Mbps ) 16 ( +11 ) $0.70 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -209 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -211.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.34 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( -200.5 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( -200.3 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.36 ( + $0.00 )